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Many Voices. One Story.

October 27, 2013 Twenty-Third Sunday After Pentecost Calvary Baptist Church Washington, DC





OCTOBER 27, 2013

11:00 A.M.

TWENTY-THIRD SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST We are an ecumenical, multi-racial, multi-ethnic Christian body that reaches out to the world with the Good News of Jesus Christ. To that end we strive to be welcoming, responsive, trusting and prayerful in everything we do. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________



Prelude in C Major, BWV 553 J. S. Bach (1685 - 1750) John Dautzenberg, Organ


Chuck Andreatta

HYMN 606

God, Whose Giving Knows No Ending



Leah Grundset Davis

People of God: we raise our voices together, for we have a story to share. Like the tiny mustard seed that grows strong and tall, we believe that life-changing transformation can come even from small efforts. Together we raise our voices. We have a story to tell! We believe that even the most broken places of our lives can be healed by God’s power, and like the leper healed by Jesus we live in grateful response to God’s healing. Together we raise our voices. We have a story to tell! We believe that God asks us to live with courage and abandon, to give generously and audaciously. Like the widow with two small coins, we live lives that show the world God’s provision is steady and strong. Together we raise our voices. We have a story to tell! Like the tax collector who knew he needed God’s grace, our lives reflect our own need for God’s love and forgiveness. Together we raise our voices to tell God’s story of faithfulness, welcome, justice, and abundant grace. Let us worship God! INVOCATION

Leah Grundset Davis

PASSING THE PEACE OF CHRIST Edgar Palacios La paz del Señor sea contigo. Y contigo también. The peace of the Lord be with you. And also with you. CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE

Make Us One


Make us one, Lord, make us one; Holy Spirit, make us one. Let your love flow so the world will know we are one in you. A STEWARDSHIP STORY

Daniel and Lu Alcázar


I Know the Lord’s Laid His Hand on Me Traditional Spiritual arr. Harry T. Burleigh (1866-1949) Natalie Barrens-Rogers, Soprano

Congregation standing; la congregación se pone de pie. Congregational responses in bold. Page numbers refer to Sanctuary Bibles. Audio enhancement devices available for use during worship. Please ask an usher for assistance. Respuestas congregacionales en negrita. Las páginas se refieren a las Biblias en el santuario. Para Biblias en español o traducción del servicio en español, por favor hablar con un ujier.


Joel 2: 23-32 Leah Grundset Davis

PSALTER 745 We sing and read responsively.

Psalm 84 Natalie Barrens-Rogers, Cantor


2 Timothy 4: 6-8 Edgar Palacios


Alleluia Howard Hughes SM (1973) Natalie Barrens-Rogers, Cantor

We sing together, echoing the Cantor.

Alleluia, alleluia! Alleluia, alleluia! God, be merciful to me a sinner! All who humble themselves will be exalted. Alleluia, alleluia! Alleluia, alleluia! Adapted from Luke 18 GOSPEL LESSON, P. 853

Luke 18: 9-14 Amy Butler

This is the Gospel of Christ. Thanks be to God. HYMN 609

Take My Life

v. 1 All / v. 2 Men / v. 3 Choir / v. 4 All / v. 5 Women / v. 6 All


PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE AND LORD’S PRAYER Leah Grundset Davis Our Father who art in Heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen. SERMON

“Many Voices. One Story.” A Tax Collector Amy Butler


Sing a New Church NETTLETON


Summoned by the God who made us rich in our diversity; gathered in the name of Jesus, richer still in unity. Refrain: Let us bring the gifts that differ and in splendid, varied ways sing a new church into being, one of faith and love and praise.


Bring the hope of every nation, bring the art of every race, weave a song of peace and justice, let it sound through time and space. Refrain.


Amy Butler


Sing a New Church Cheryl Branham, Piano


Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow


Praise God, from whom all blessings flow Praise God, all creatures here below: Alleluia! Alleluia! Praise God, the source of all our gifts Praise Jesus Christ, whose power uplifts Praise the Spirit, Holy Spirit: Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! PRAYER OF DEDICATION

Amy Butler


We sing verses 1 and 4.

Amy Butler

God, Who Stretched the Spangled Heavens HOLY MANNA

During the singing, we invite you to come forward if you wish to make a public commitment to Christ or to join our community of faith. If you are interested in membership or have questions about Calvary, please contact the Church Office.

WELCOMING NEW MEMBERS We give thanks that you have been guided by the hand of God to this community of faith. We pledge to love each other and to work to grow into the fullness of Christ together. Amen. BENEDICTION POSTLUDE

Amy Butler Grand Chorus Alexandre Guilmant (1837-1911) John Dautzenberg, Organ

During the Postlude, we invite you to sit and listen, or to exit quietly if you prefer. Following worship, please join us in Woodward Hall, left when you exit the Sanctuary, for church wide luncheon and Quarterly Business Meeting. Visitors, we look forward to greeting you as honored guests. Scripture passages for November 3, All Saints Day observed, are Proverbs 3: 5; Psalm 32; 2 Thessalonians 1: 1-4, 11-12; Luke 19: 1-10. Make Us One. Words and Music: Carol Cymbala, ©1991 Word Music, Inc. and Carol Joy Music c/o Integrated Copyright Group. All rights reserved. Words reprinted under CCLI #430459. Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow. Words: Thomas Ken, 1674; adapt. Gilbert H. Vieira, 1978. Adapt. © 1989 The United Methodist Publishing House. All rights reserved. Words reprinted under #A-719662.

REMEMBER IN PRAYER Maria Bensussen, grandmother of Ryan Harvey; Sara Bermúdez, mother of Lorena Pereira; John Bibb, great nephew of Harold Ritchie; Sophie Cho, niece of Cindy Cho and Bob Wood; Roberta Clyburn, sister of Janice Glover; Carolyn Crumpler, grandmother of Amy Crumpler Shaw; Bill Fahey; Gail Ousley Gibson, friend of Ben and Natalie Barrens Rogers; Jenny Goon; Katlyn Greene, sister of Ashley Coates; Janet Grove; Betty Johanna, friend of John Appiah-Duffell; Aileen Jones, mother of Kathie Lansing; Alan Laskin and Mike McQueen, friends of Nancy and Phil Renfrow; Mike Martin, friend of Claudia Moore; Sabrina McEwen, daughter of Sarah Livingston; Al Nielsen; Amelia Powell, mother of Andrea Powell; Susan Sevier; Clyde Sisk, mother of Kim Sisk. A SPECIAL GIFT has been made anonymously in honor of the ministry of Leah Grundset Davis.

WORSHIP FOUR MORALITY TALES: A VISIT WITH THE PROVERBS. Next Sunday, we begin a series in worship where we explore morality tales. Cultures all across the world tell morality tales to teach basic life lessons. In the Bible there's a whole collection of these lessons called Wisdom Literature. For four weeks in November we'll hear morality tales from around the world and take a look at the wisdom book of Proverbs. TODAY STEWARDSHIP SUNDAY. Today, the Stewardship Team calls on us to imagine our congregation as “Many Voices. One Story.” All members and friends are invited to offer a pledge in support for the year to come. Thank you for your investment of time and money, in grateful response to God’s goodness. QUARTERLY BUSINESS MEETING, 1:00 p.m. in Woodward Hall. Lunch after worship is provided by Calvary Youth; thanks for supporting their fundraiser for their program! Contact Soren Dayton. ANNUAL BUDGET. Calvary church leadership has approved a 2014 budget to be voted on at our quarterly business meeting; copies are available in the church office. Contact Paul Rosstead. NO MUSIC FOR KIDS this afternoon due to the Quarterly Business Meeting. Join us again in two weeks, November 10, 12:30 - 1:00 p.m. in Music Suite. See you there! Contact Cheryl Branham. COMING UP D.C. BAPTIST CONVENTION ANNUAL MEETING, October 28-29, at University Baptist Church, College Park, MD. All are invited to join DCBC in celebrating the Year of Jubilee, with the theme Mobilizing for Missions: The Next Chapter and building the future of the Convention. Contact Soren Dayton, Claudia Moore, or Amy Butler. BASKETBALL GROUP meets again Monday, October 28, 6:00 p.m. in Calvary’s gym (GB). All ages welcome! Contact Jason Smith. THEOLOGY ON DRAFT, Tuesday, October 29, 6:30 p.m. in the Café at Calvary on G3. Contact Rachel Johnson. WEDNESDAY NIGHT WORDS meets October 30, 6:30 p.m., in G319. Contact Pastor Amy. FESTIVAL CHOIR BEGINS! Love to sing? Join us for Festival Choir! First rehearsal is Sunday, November 3, 12:30 p.m. in Music Suite. Stay tuned for the complete schedule. WOMEN’S MISSIONARY SOCIETY meets 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, November 5. Contact Carol Blythe, WAGING PEACE IN PALESTINE AND ISRAEL, CONFERENCE. Participate in this special event, November 8-10, hosted here at Calvary. Learn about peace and justice efforts to support both Palestine and Israel. Hear the story of keynote speaker Rev. Dr. Mitri Raheb, and participate in other sessions. Register at CALVARY WOMEN’S SHELTER MEAL. Members of Calvary have been serving food for the women at the Calvary Women’s Shelter for years and will continue serving in January, March, May, July, and September of 2014. To contribute to the next shelter meal, Sunday, November 10, please contact Nancy Renfrow,

INNOVATING TRADITION: A CONVERSATION WITH TWO URBAN PASTORS ON THE FUTURE OF THE CHURCH. Join us Tuesday, November 5, 7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary, for a special discussion between New York Times bestselling author and pastor Nadia BolzWeber and Calvary’s own Senior Pastor Amy Butler, moderated by Amy Sullivan. Check Calvary’s website for free tickets. All attendees, including Calvary members and friends, must register for free tickets through the Calvary website. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! To serve as a volunteer at the event, please contact Courtney Rice, All volunteers need to attend a special training session after worship next Sunday, November 3. ATTENTION CALVARY STUDENTS who are planning to attend an institution of higher education in Spring 2014: applications for the Edith Miller Scholarships are available in the Church Office. These funds provide small awards to qualifying members of Calvary who have financial need as they continue their education. Completed applications are due Friday, November 15. Contact Mike Overby, DCBC THANKSGIVING BASKETS. DC Baptist Convention’s Center for Church and Community Ministries, in partnership with Johenning Advisory Council, is collecting food for Thanksgiving baskets. Help families in need by donating nonperishable items: canned vegetables and fruit, boxed macaroni and cheese, rice or noodles, flour, sugar, and grocery store gift certificates. Bring to grocery cart in the Church Office by November 17. Contact Jason Smith. AUTUMN CALLER copies are available with the ushers or in the Church Office. Articles for the Winter Caller are due November 18. C HURCH S TAFF Cheryl Branham Director of Music (, ext. 136) Amy Butler Senior Pastor (, ext. 121) Leah Grundset Davis Associate Pastor (, ext. 142) Saw Ler Htoo Missionary, Burmese Community ( Al Jeter Supervisor of Maintenance (, ext. 128) Edgar Palacios Associate Pastor (, ext. 103) Paul Rosstead Church Administrator (, ext. 127) Jason Smith Ministry Assistant (, ext. 133) _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Corina López

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We are an ecumenical, multi-racial, multi-ethnic Christian body that reaches out to the world with the Good News of Jesus Christ. To that...